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May 18, 2021 Octigon Books
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"Biograph Bulletins 1908-1912" contains pamphlets and flyers published by the American Mutoscope and Biograph Company. Introduction by Eileen Bowser.
Topics: biograph, cinema, movies
Community Video
May 3, 2021 Leo Feist, Inc.
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From Thomas H. Ince's Million Dollar Spectacle!  "Civilization" was selected for preservation in the U. S. National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 1999. These scans of the rare music sheet were saved from an eBay auction. "Peace Song" Lyrics by Thomas H. Ince.  Music by Victor L. Schertzinger. VERSE America, America, The eyes of the world are on you, Within arms safe from harm Shelt'ring your own as you do Think of the millions who are fighting right now,...
Topics: Thomas Ince, movies
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May 2, 2021 Selig Polyscope Co.
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This is a film can lid with label for an unknown Selig Polyscope film that could date from 1902-1903. It was found along with cans of American Mutograph and Biograph Co.'s "A Heavy Surf in Atlantic City" (filmed 1902, copyrighted 1903) and "Cotton Spinning, Pan American Expo" (date unknown). The title is written in barely visible pencil.  Can you identify this film title?
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Topics: Selig Polyscope, early cinema
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Apr 22, 2021 F. A. Mills music publisher New York
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"Mootching Along (At The Cotton Ball) words by L. Wolfe Gilbert and music by Lewis F. Muir. From the musical comedy "The Queen Of The Movies." These scans were downloaded from an eBay seller's auction.
Topics: music sheet, movies
Community Texts
Apr 20, 2021 Kemp R. Niver
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I uploaded two PDF files.  The one that shows up in the above browser is the lower resolution 188MB version that makes it quicker to navigate thru. The larger one "Large_File_Biograph_Bulletins_1896-1908.pdf" is less compressed at 800MB and was made for downloading. All of the full resolution, uncompressed 300dpi JPG scans that I used to make the PDFs are contained in the zipped folder named "Biograph Bulletins 1896-1908.zip" . "Biograph Bulletins 1896-1908"...
Topic: movies
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Apr 20, 2021 C. C. Church and Company, Heartford, CT
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This is the music sheet for "Why Do They Call Mamma Poor Butterfly." Words by Louis Seifert and music by W. C. Polla. Movie star Ruth Roland is depicted on the cover.
Topic: ruth roland
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Apr 20, 2021 Joe Morris Music Company
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Sheet music for "Some Day I Will Make You Glad," words by Max C. Freedman and music by Harry D. Squires. Featured on the cover is movie star Ruth Roland.
Topics: Ruth Roland, music sheet
Community Texts
Apr 18, 2021 Prisma
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This is the biography of Georges Melies and Star Film. Full of illustrations from his works.  Limited edition of 2000 were made.
Topics: cinema, melies, motion pictures, movies
Community Video
Feb 1, 2021 Paramount Pictures / William S. Hart Productions
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This is the DVD file structure for White Oak (1921) starring William S. Hart. This version was a DVD-R offered by a collector thru mail order around 2006 at alt.movies.silent.  The files you will find here were copied from this DVD-R as a back up and recently found on my hard drive. It is uploaded as a reference guide as the quality is fair.
Topics: silent film, cinema, westerns
Community Video
Nov 15, 2020 Schaefer Beer
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These are the files to create a DVD that has nearly all of the Schaefer Beer TV commercials made from the 1950s to the 1970s, and perhaps a few from the early 1980s.  Reference quality. Sometime back around 2006 a large cashe of 35mm and 16mm prints, picture and sound track negatives where found in storage in Detroit.  All the contents where bought and auctioned off on eBay. I bought a large number of the 35mm track and picture negatives and the seller sent me a DVD-R that he made of all of...
Topics: tv, beer schaefer
Community Texts
Apr 25, 2020 Parlor Car Publishing Company / J. S. Ogilvie
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This is an entry in the "Old Sleuth's Own" series of dime novels; A League Of Three No. 145. Originally published by Parlor Car Publishing Company in 1894, this is a reprint by J. S. Ogilvie of New York. This edition was printed between 1900 and 1915.
Topics: dime novel, old sleuth
Catalogs Collection
Apr 9, 2020 Martinka and Company
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Legendary conjurer company Martinka and Co.'s 1899 "End of Century" magician's catalog. These are the complete retouched files for a historical reprint book of magic catalogs and pamphlets that I was raising funds for to reprint at Kickstarter.   The Kickstarter and plans for the book were canceled due to a bogus trademark strike by someone claiming ownership of the "Martinka" trademark. Here you have it.  The complete catalog in 600 dpi for FREE. The TIF image files have...
Topics: conjuror, magic, magician, houdini, magic, magician
Community Images
Mar 29, 2020 Eastman Kodak Company
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Kodak Film Schedule corrected to August 1, 1947, abridged edition.
Topics: kodak, film, camera, Eastman
Community Texts
Mar 2, 2020 Ralph F. Commings
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This is a booklet that lists all of the titles of The War Library (Novelist Publishing Co.) published 1882-1890. It was published by Ralph F. Cummings in 1943 as part of "Reckless Ralph's Complete Lists of Novels and Libraries," issued by "Reckless Ralph's Dime Novel Round-Up."
Topics: civil war, dime novel
Community Video
Dec 28, 2019
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These are DVD files for the German restoration of " Der Galilaer " (1921). It is the earliest known film to depict Jesus in Germany. The cast are from Oberammergau, the place that hosts The Passion Play every 100 years.
Topics: Oberammergau, passion play, christmas
The Magazine Rack
Dec 4, 2019 A. B. Courtney, Boston.
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Gay Life In Paris;  How Life Is Enjoyed by the People of that Great Metropolis is the title of an issue of Multum In Parvo Library, Volume 2 Number 18, published in June, 1895 by A. B. Courtney, Boston.  16 pages. Multum In Parvo Library was the "Smallest Magazine in the World" measuring 2 3/4 x 4 inches. This issue is about the upscale attractions and wicked dives of Paris night life.
Topic: Jardin Mabille
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May 17, 2019 unkown
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Photoplay theatre, Gettysburg, PA
Topic: nickelodeon
Community Video
Apr 26, 2019 Kalem
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This is a scan made by BitWorks of Canada of my 28mm print of The Coming Of Lone Wolf (1915, Kalem). This is most of reel one of two and at this writing the only known extant footage from it. Pathe made this 28mm safety film print for home and institutional rental in 1920. Within the ZIP folder are all of the individual 1.2k frame scans.  Also included are two video files.  The first is the film with no retouching and the second has frame steady and other enhancements applied for easier...
Topics: kalem, silent film, cinema
Catalogs Collection
Apr 4, 2019 Chicago Projecting Company
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This is Chicago Projecting Company's 1908 Special Catalog No. 15 for motion picture theatres. They were dealers of films and equipment for traveling exhibitors since 1898. By 1908 the latest releases could be rented from film exchanges instead of being purchased by exhibitors. This new business model lead to the growth of film theatres, generally termed as nickelodeons. Special Catalog No. 15 was for these earliest cinemas.
Topics: nickelodeon, early film, cinema
Community Images
Apr 4, 2019 Arthur J. Miller
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Three stereoviews taken in Owosso, Michigan. Two have Arthur J. Miller 'View Aritst' Owosso, Mich. rubber stamped on the reverse.  An example of this is included as a JPG file. The one showing a funeral procession is not stamped. The view with the windmill and body of water in the foreground also shows a large graveyard, funeral and a hearse in the distance. I am told the school in the background of the procession view was Washington School and the fire pump could have been photographed on the...
Topics: stereoview, owosso, michigan
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A large photo showing the construction of a railroad bridge in Bay City Michigan. Size of the image is 7 1/2 by 9 1/2 inches. Mount 11 3/4 by 13 3/4 inches. IMG_0009.tif is a 1200 dpi scan IMG.jpg is he same scan but in JPG format bowers.jpg is a retouched version of this scan The photographer's mark is "Bowers" Historian Tom Piorkowski says this... B owers, Arthur A. Tillsonburg, Ontario, PHOTOGRAPHER ... 1881-1882 West Bay City PHOTOGRAPHER at 117 Midland st west ... 1883 Bay City...
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Topics: railroad, construction
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Mar 2, 2019 unknown
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A one of a kind photograph showing a construction scene at the Wenonah Hotel in Bay City, Michigan. A historical landmark long gone but still well remembered. The mount is approximately 5 by 5 inches, image 3 3/8 by 3 3/8 inches.
Topic: Bay City
Community Texts
Jan 19, 2019 Eastman Kodak Company
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The September 1930 issue of Cine Kodak News. Check out my other uploads for upcoming files for the complete 1931 through 1940 issues and odd issues from 1930. I am working on this throughout the winter of 2018/19.
Topics: home movies, kodak, film
Community Texts
Jan 18, 2019 Eastman Kodak Company
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The August 1930 issue of Cine Kodak News. Check out my other uploads for upcoming files for the complete 1931 through 1940 issues and odd issues from 1930. I am working on this throughout the winter of 2018/19.
Topics: kodak, home movies, film, 16mm, home movies
Postcards and Mailed Photos Archive
Oct 13, 2018 Wooley - Balston
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A panorama photo of Fort Ticonderoga, New York. Taken by Wooley - Balston of Spa, New York. Date unknown. Showing Ethan Allen Gate, Mount Defiance and the outlet of Lake George. Original size approximately 3 1/2 by 11 inches. Photo side of the postcard is 1200 dpi.  Reverse side is 300 dpi.
Topic: spa new york
Community Texts
Oct 8, 2018 Jerome H. Remick & Co
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"The Sunny South" sheet music. A medley of southern tunes by various composers. Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., Detroit and New York.
Topic: minstrel
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Oct 8, 2018 Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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Sheet music for "The Black Cat Rag" by Frank Wooster and Ethyl B. Smith. A march and two step "Respectfully Dedicated to Miss Bessie Wood Stewart." Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., Detroit and New York.
Topic: ragtime
Community Texts
Oct 8, 2018 Helf & Hagar Co.
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"Everybody Works But Father" sheet music by Jean Havez. Published by Helf & Hagar Co. New York.
Topic: sheet music
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Oct 8, 2018 Jerome H. Remick & Co.
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"Campmeetin' Time" sheet music.  Words by Harry Williams and Music by Egbert Van Alstyne. Published by Jerome H. Remick & Co., Detroit and New York. "Camp Meeting Time."  "Camp Meetin' Time."
Topic: minstrel
Postcards and Mailed Photos Archive
Oct 8, 2018 unknown
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A postcard for Everybody Works But Father depicting the famous song and featuring a stereotype of an Irishman.
Topic: Everybody Works But Father
The Magazine Rack
Oct 8, 2018 Paris Plaisirs
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Ooh la la. The November 1929 edition of Paris Plaisirs.
Topic: Paris
Community Texts
Oct 8, 2018 Eastman Kodak Company
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The March 1930 issue of Cine Kodak News. Check out my other uploads for upcoming files for the complete 1931 through 1940 issues and odd issues from 1930. I am working on this throughout the winter of 2018/19.
Topics: kodak, home movies, film
Community Texts
Jun 21, 2018 Jessie Crawford Theatre Organ Society
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This is the cue sheet issue of The Poet (1989) a Jesse Crawford Theatre Organ Society news letter, a chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. This issue advertises several silent feature film cue sheets, all of which can be found here. The Son Of The Sheik (1926) https://archive.org/details/Sheik Metropolis https://archive.org/details/Metropolis_cue_sheet College (1927) https://archive.org/details/College1927 Hunchback of Notre Dame https://archive.org/details/Hunchback_cue
Topic: Jessie Crawford
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Jun 21, 2018 Leo Feist, Inc.
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"What Are You Waiting For, Mary?" Fox Trot Song by Walter Donaldson.
Topic: fox trot
Community Texts
Jun 20, 2018
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Hunchback Of Notre Dame (1923, Universal Pictures) cue sheet. 1928 re-issue. Starring Patsy Ruth Miller and Lon Chaney.
Topic: lon chaney
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Jun 20, 2018
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Metropolis (1927, Universum Film) cue sheet. I'll assume this is the Paramount Pictures edit. Directed by Fritz Lang Cues compiled by James C. Bradford
Topic: fritz lang
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Jun 20, 2018 Cameo Music Service Corporation
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College (1927, United Artists) starring Buster Keaton. Thematic Music Cue Sheet compiled by Ernst Luz.
Topics: Buster Keaton, silent film, music sheet
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Jun 20, 2018 Cameo Music Service Corporation
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The Son Of The Sheik (1926, United Artists) cue sheet. Starring Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky and Agnes Ayres. Compiled by Ernst Luz.
Topics: Valentino, cue, silent film
Community Images
May 27, 2018 Thomas C. Hall tobacco
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May Irwin cigarette card c. 1881 from the "Between the Acts" series published by Thomas C. Hall tobacco.  Measures approximately 4 x 7.5 centimeters. Referenced in the CSGB new reference book 151 (North American Tobacco Issues.) May Irwin is best known for appearing in the film "The Kiss" (1896, Edison Manufacturing Company) with John Rice and she would have been around 19 years old when this card was published c. 1881.  The scans are 1200 dpi, uncompressed and with no...
Topics: may irwin, edison, early cinema, vaudeville, may irwin, early cinema
The Manual Library
May 14, 2018 Goodridge Brothers
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Here is an extremely rare stereoview from East Saginaw, MI, now Saginaw, MI, showing the new Morley Brothers store building on North Washington, near Genesee.  The reverse lists views available of Orion Lake. This new Morley Bros. building was built in the 1880s. To the left is the Metropolitan Dining Hall. These are two raw 1,200 dpi scans with no enhancements except for cropping and manual skew correction.  The JPG file shows the reverse adjusted to be more readable.
Topics: saginaw, stereoview, goodridge
Community Texts
May 10, 2018 Martha (Weippert) Neumann
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This is the Weippert family history from 1872 to 1975. Moved from Germany to Michigan.  Most of the relatives covered in this are Michigan born.
Topics: Sebewing, michigan, weippert, family history
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May 10, 2018 unknown
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Saginaw, Michigan's First Congregational Church.  The reverse of the card is dated "1870-6." The book "Enterprising Images" by John Jezierski attributes the photography to the Goodridge Brothers and dates it "summer 1868." Shot with a glass plate stereoview camera. The scans are 1200 dpi in the TIF file format. This is not a three dimensional picture. Each photo was shot separately for some reason. The people in the left and right images change position. The...
Topic: saginaw, stereoview, church
Community Video
Mar 5, 2018 Pathe
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This upload contains a ZIP file with over 29 gigabytes of 4K scans from Pathe news reel subjects c. 1930. Each of the 1489 frames is in the uncompressed DPX file format. Download the sample DPX file before the 29 GB ZIP folder to be sure your software can open it. This has been donated for those who are interested in getting into digital film restoration.  There are various kinds of image damage from moderate to severe. Try your hand at it yourself. The 1080p video file is a preview of the...
Topics: silent film, newsreel, pathe, coolidge
Community Images
Feb 25, 2018 Leo Feist Inc., New York
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A song about the movies b y Howard Johnson and Jos. H. Santly. It mentions Wallace Reid,Theda Bara, Alice Brady, Douglas Fairbanks, Mary Pickford, Charlie Chaplin, Blanche Sweet, Adolph Zukor, Thomas Ince, William Fox, Jesse Lasky, William Hart, Olive Thomas, Pauline Frederick, Norma Talmadge, Sennett's Bathing Girls, Charlie Ray, Alla Nazimova, Fatty Arbuckle, and Dorothy Dalton. On the cover are likenesses of Mary Pickford, Fatty Arbuckle, maybe Mabel Normand, and others.
Topics: movies, cinema, mary pickford, fatty arbuckle
Community Images
Dec 12, 2017 Park-Hill Theatre, Yonkers, New York
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Here is a promotional music sheet for an upcoming showing of Devil Horse (1926) starring Rex the Wonder Horse and Yakima Canutt. Scans look crooked because the sheet was printed that way. The film was released in late September 1926 but the dates on the cover of this sheet are early September.  This showing therefore may have been booked the next year, 1927. The song is Thinking of You All The Time by Jos. W. Grey and Allie Moore. Ads from Yonkers, New York are featured.
Topic: "Yakima Canutt" "Rex the wonder horse"
Community Images
Dec 12, 2017 Universal Jewel
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Promotional music sheet for "Once To Every Woman" (1920), a lost Rudolph Valentino film.
Topic: rudolph valentino
The Pulp Magazine Archive
Jun 29, 2017 Street & Smith
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This is the  January 19, 1902 issue of "Diamond Dick, Jr. - The Boy's Best Weekly" Number 275. Complete from cover to cover.  Very minimal Photoshopping was done to this one. I hope you'll enjoy it.
Topic: Pulp fiction
The Manual Library
Mar 11, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Topic: 16mm
Community Texts
Mar 7, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Here is the 1938 "How To Make Titles With The Cine Kodak Titler" published by the Eastman Kodak Company. If you ever seen one of these and wondered how they were used this covers all of the basics. A more elaborate book on the subject was published by Kodak in 1931. https://archive.org/details/MakingTitlesAndEditingYourCineKodakFilms1931 The original booklet was very yellowed and aged.  A lot of Photoshopping was done to make it easy on the eyes. Scanned at 600 dpi each page was skew...
Topic: Home movies
Folkscanomy: Books on Film and Cinema
Mar 7, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Here is the 1939 "Cine Kodak 8 mm And 16 mm Home Movie Equipment" catalog. I left most of this upload as a two page spread because a lot of the illustrations spanned past the center of the catalog. It was scanned at 600 dpi and all images were descreened.  This upload took about 3 hours to create.  Please do not remove the book mark. Check out my other file uploads here for more early cinema and early home movie books and pamphlets.
Topic: home movies
Community Texts
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Here is the folded pamphlet "Cleaning Cine Kodak Film with the Cine Film Cleaning Outfit" published by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1938. This was scanned from a very stained and aged hand out.  The Photoshopping I did on it makes it look better than when it was printed.  Due to descreening the images, adjusting the contrast and color removal the electroplate images look more like photographs now.  My apologies for this but the original was in very bad shape. It was scanned at 600...
Topics: home movies, 16mm
Community Texts
Mar 6, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Topic: home movies
Catalogs Collection
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Here is a booklet titled "Abridged Price List of Material and Apparatus for Use of Moving Picture and Cinematograph Exhibitors", published by Eugene Cline & Company in 1906. The pages you see here were pieced together from scans of an old microfilm roll. "Will It Pay?" is asked on the inside front cover. This catalog is full of portable items for the traveling exhibitor trade, just before film exchanges helped create the nickelodeon business model.  Within several years...
Topic: early cinema
The Magazine Rack
Feb 27, 2017 Dennison Manufacturing Company
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Here is the second edition of "How To Make Crepe Paper Costumes" (copyrighted 1925). I am uploading this rare booklet because Kodak's even more rarer 1928 "Junior Scenarios For Home Movies" script book suggests it for making the fairy tale costumes. (Well, rare until I uploaded both here.) See it on page six. https://archive.org/details/JuniorScenarios1928 The copyright date of this "How To Make Crepe Paper Costumes" is 1925 but was likely printed later.  The...
Topic: costumes
Here is a 16 page booklet titled "Abridged Price List of Material and Apparatus for Use of Moving Picture and Cinematograph Exhibitors". It is from 1908 and was published by Williams, Brown & Earle, Philadelphia, PA. The pages you see here were Photoshopped and pieced together from very murky microfilm scans. See my other uploads for more early cinema and early home movie related items.
Topic: early cinema
Community Texts
Feb 12, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Topic: home movies
Community Texts
Feb 11, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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"A description of Eastman home movie equipment, featuring 16mm cameras, projectors, film and accessories for 1934." This booklet was scanned at 600 dpi.  The TIF files were lightly retouched in Photoshop and all of the images individually descreened.  It took over five hours to create this upload.  Please do not remove the bookmark. See my other uploads for more early Kodak pamphlets and booklets related to home movies.
Topic: home movies
Community Texts
Feb 2, 2017 Stereopticon and Film Exchange
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Here is the very rare "A New Light: Amet's Ozo-Carbi" from 1897 published by Stereopticon and Film Exchange, Chicago. It is a sales booklet featuring an acetylene illumination devise for stereopticon and moving picture projection.  There is a patent number mentioned;  393737. Find it here https://www.google.com/patents/US393737 . This upload is based on TIF image files scans I made from microfilm of a very old photocopy of the sales booklet.  What you see here is the best I was...
Topic: early cinema
Community Texts
Feb 1, 2017
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Topic: show at home 16mm
Community Texts
Feb 1, 2017 Eastman Kodak Company
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Topic: home movies
The Magazine Rack
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This is a cutting from the December 1907 issue of The People's Home Journal. It shows a home "Cineometograph or Moving Picture Machine" that one could receive as a premium in exchange for selling a number of subscriptions to the magazine. This clipping was scanned at 600 dpi with no editing of the image. To see the full size image file download it from the menu. Check out my other uploads on archive.org for other early motion picture and home movie items.
Topic: early cinema
The Manual Library
Jan 29, 2017 Sankyo
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This is the previously hard to find manual for the Sankyo 8-CM Micro Zoom Regular 8mm silent film camera. For those who have this camera with its 8.5mm to 26mm zoom lens, I found (through much time, trial and error and expense) that the threads accept 37.5mm filters to screw into the front.  The 6.5mm lens will fit a 30.5mm. If using fully charged rechargeable AA batteries they will last through about 60% of the double sided roll before draining. Also, although the Sankyo lenses that come with...
Topic: 8mm home movies
The Magazine Rack
Jan 28, 2017 Cliff Broughton Productions
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This is an extremely rare movie tie-in booklet for the silent (but with synchronized music) birth control exploitation feature called "No More Children" (1929, Cliff Broughton Productions). The last reel was shot in sound but due to technical problems they left it silent with synchronized sound. "No More Children" had its trouble with censors, naturally.   In 1930 Variety reported that it was going to be refilmed in sound by director Charles Vidor. Within this 48 page...
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Topic: exploitation
Catalogs Collection
Dec 20, 2016 Nicholas Power Company
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This 1913 Powers Cameragraph catalog was found among a collection of early moving picture mail order catalogs and pamphlets. All likely received by a Mr. C. F. Young who was located in Empire, a working town near La Cascada in the Panama Canal Zone. A letter from the Nicholas Power Co. to C. F. Young was pasted to the inside cover and can't be safely removed. The other texts found bundled with this were... - Moving Pictures Suitable For Educational Purposes: Catalog For The Year 1914, by Rev....
Topic: early cinema
Catalogs Collection
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Motion picture exhibitor catalog fragment. Hennegan & Company Catalogue of Stands, Streamers, Posters, Window Show Cards, Heralds, Tickets, Novelty Folders (c.1905). Here are seven pages of ancient photocopies from an early exhibitor's catalog scanned from microfilm. What you see here is all that there was on this title on that micro film roll. The microfilm description says eight pages but there were only seven.
Topic: early cinema
The Magazine Rack
Dec 18, 2016 Kodak Ltd.
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An ad from The Illustrated London News , June 8, 1929 issue, for the early color home movie process called Kodacolor.
Topic: home movies
Catalogs Collection
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This Manasse Co. catalog indicates a copyright year as 1905. It may be from that or a later year.  I find that some catalogs from this era will have a copyright year on the cover while products in are dated several years later. The scans you see here are from microfilm. You will find that pages 69, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, and 83 have text that is hard to read.  This is likely due to light glare on these pages as they were photographed for microfilm. I included three scans of page 77 of...
Topic: stereopticon
This booklet was found among a collection of mail order catalog and pamphlets likely received by a Mr. C. F. Young who was located in Empire, a working town near La Cascada in the Panama Canal Zone. The other texts bundled with this were... Powers Cameragraph 1913 catalog, including correspondence to Mr. C. F. Young dated May 27, 1913. (also uploaded to archive.org) How To Take And Make Moving Pictures, copyrighted in 1914 (published in print soon) Eberhard Schneider's Junior Moving Picture...
Topics: cinema, Motion Pictures, silent cinema
The Manual Library
Nov 24, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Making The Most Of Your Cine-Kodak Model B f6.5 and f3.5 Lens Equipments (1928) This is a thorough guide on how to successfully shoot home movies in the early days of 16mm film. If you plan to shoot with one of the various versions of the Model B remember that they take double perforated 16mm and that the ISO of film back in 1928 was between 4 and 8.  Modern film is 100 and up, or at least as of the year of this upload 2016. You will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens and a...
Topics: kodak, home movies, early cinema
Community Texts
Oct 28, 2016 Moorefield & Shannon
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Movie Making Made Easy (1937) by William J. Shannon. This book shows you all you need to know about amateur film making from a late 1930s perspective. Explains all the gear you need and can make to create better film projects. If you plan to use a camera from this era remember that film stocks were much slower than today.  You will need a ND filter over your light meter an lens to cut down on  the light going to the film. The original book was scanned at 600 dpi.  Each image file was skew...
Topics: home movies, 16mm, kodak, 16mm, film, 8mm, film making, early cinema, silent film
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Oct 27, 2016 Darren Nemeth
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This Howland Theatre (Pontiac, MI) program was found with a set of four A. H. Andrews and Co. “opera chairs” during a 2016 building renovation in Pontiac. It is believed that these chairs may have been removed from the Howland Opera House, built in 1905, later renamed the Howland Theatre. An ad mentioning “The Forbidden City” (1918), a film starring Norma Talmadge, is in the program for The Strand Theatre also of Pontiac. The current Strand building was built in 1921. I will update the...
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This tri-fold pamphlet shows how to use a late model Cine-Kodak Model B's 75mm telephoto lens. The lens that came packaged with the camera was 25mm and this 75mm could be bought separately. Published by the Eastman Kodak Company and date coded July, 1928. All of the f stop formulas you see here are obsolete.  This was back in the days of 4 - 8 ISO film stock.  Modern stocks, or those made the time of this upload 2016, are 100 ISO and higher.  You will need a neutral density filter on the...
Topics: home movies, kodak, motion pictures, silent era, early film
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 12, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This book was published by Eastman Kodak in 1931 to help people make better home movies.  It presents fifty outlines to consider before shooting footage. You will find everything needed to know when shooting with Kodak's Cine-Kodak line of cameras. All from an early 1930s perspective. There is a lot of valuable information inside if you are setting out to shoot film to recreate the home movie look of the era. Please remember that If you plan to shoot with one of these cameras they take double...
Topics: home movies, kodak, silent film, 16mm, kodak
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Oct 11, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Published by the Eastman Kodak Company, this booklet is date coded May, 1932. These instructions gives us a look at amateur still photography from an early 1930s perspective.  Lenses, equipment and composition techniques are explained. The f stops and shutter speeds mentioned are obsolete.  Most modern films have a different ISO speed than what was available in that era. Picture Taking At Night (1932) was scanned at 600 dpi.  All images were descreened, levels adjusted and light touching up...
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The Manual Library
Oct 11, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is the instruction book for the early version of the Cine-Kodak Model B with the fix focused f6.5 lens. If you plan to shoot with one of the various versions of the Model B remember that they take double perforated 16mm and that the ISO of film back in 1927 was between 4 and 8.  Modern film is 100 and up, or at least as of the year of this upload 2016. You will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens and a light meter with its own ND filter in order to shoot outdoors with these...
Topics: 16mm, kodak, home movies, silent cinema, early film
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Oct 11, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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The instruction book for the Cine-Kodak Model K 16mm camera, dated coded January, 1931. This contains basic but important things to know when shooting with this line of cameras. Page 12 was incorrectly numbered as 21 in the booklet.  Nothing in this file is out of order. Everything is in its correct place. Remember that the ISO of film back then was between 4 and 8.  Modern film is 100 and up, or at least as of the year of this upload 2016.  You will need a Neutral Density filter in front of...
Topics: 16mm, kodak, home movies, home movies, early cinema, silent films, cameras
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Oct 10, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is an instruction booklet regarding how to make titles with Cine Kodak home movie cameras and how to edit the films.  Published by the Eastman Kodak Company and date coded October, 1931. It contains very important information regarding focusing and how to set up the camera to create spoken, descriptive, and intertitles. If you plan on recreating this method please note that you will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens!  Film stock back then was in the 4 to 8 ASA range. ...
Topics: cine kodak, silent film, moving pictures, early cinema, home movies
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Here is a manual on how to shoot with Kodachrome.  The inside back cover is date coded for July 1937. The original booklet was scanned in 600 dpi and the edited TIF files were cropped and skew corrected.  All photographic images were descreened and all pages were lightly touched up. It took around two hours to make this upload easier on the eyes. Please do not remove the book mark.
Topics: kodachrome, kodak, home movies, silent era, motion pictures
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Oct 7, 2016 Bell & Howell Company
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This is the manual for Bell and Howell's first 16mm camera, the Filmo 70.  It was the first spring motor-driven 16mm camera. It is date coded 10-1-1926.  An addendum which is included at the end of this upload is dated 3-12-1927. Please note that if you plan to shoot with one of these ancient cameras you will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens!  Film stock back then was in the 4 to 8 ASA range.  Modern film (as of 2016, the year of this upload) is 100 ASA and up.  You will...
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Topics: filmo, bell and howell, 16mm, home movies, silent film, early cinema
The Manual Library
Oct 6, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Here is a tri-fold pamphlet that gives instructions on how to shoot in the early color home movie system called Kodacolor. It is date coded July, 1928 and is likely one of Kodak's earliest texts for the process. The first page in the pdf file is side one and the second is side two. The Kodacolor color home movie system was introduced in 1928 by Eastman Kodak for their Cine Kodak Model B 16mm camera with the f1.9 detachable lens.  All you needed was the Kodacolor filter for the lens and the...
Topics: kodacolor, home movies, 16mm, early cinema, silent film
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Oct 6, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is an instruction guide for the Kodacolor lenticular home movie color process. The Kodacolor color home movie system was introduced in 1928 by Eastman Kodak for their Cine Kodak Model B 16mm camera with the f1.9 detachable lens.  All you needed was the Kodacolor filter for the lens and the special lenticular film stock and you were ready to make your own color home movies. A filter on the Kodascope projector was needed to project in color.  Without it the picture would be black and...
Topics: kodacolor, eastman kodak, home movies, silent cinema, early cinema
Catalogs Collection
Oct 6, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is a catalog for Kodak's moving picture accessories. Printed in 1937, the prices were good for 1937 - 1938. Scanned at 600 dpi and gently retouched by adjusting each page's contrast levels, each image was individually descreened to eliminate moire defects, page yellowing was reduced, all pages converted to black and white, brightness slightly reduced, and all pages were sharpened. It took over three hours to create this upload.  Please do not remove the book mark.
Topics: Cine Kodak, home movies, early cinema
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Oct 4, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is an extremely rare pamphlet printed by Kodak to help get the word out about their new Cine-Kodak Model B 16mm camera. It was their second sub standard format , or 16mm, home movie camera design. The first was 1923's "Cine-Kodak", later renamed the "Model A" when this Model B was introduced. These files were retouched by removing moire patterns from the photo images and readjusting all levels.  Please do not remove the bookplate.
Topics: home movies, cine kodak, silent film, early motion pictures
The Manual Library
Oct 4, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is the instructions for the Cine Kodak Model B camera with removable f.1.9 lens.  Published by the Eastman Kodak Company in 1928. It shows everything needed to know to operate and shoot film correctly with the Cine Kodak Model B.  This booklet also applies to the fixed lens version of the Model B because they have identical film path designs. Please note that if you plan to shoot with one of these ancient cameras you will need a Neutral Density filter in front of the lens!  Film stock...
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Topics: cine kodak, 16mm, eastman kodak, early cinema, silent movies, home movies
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Oct 3, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Instruction and introduction for using Kodak still photo cameras dated 1934.
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Oct 3, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This 3 inch by 5 inch reference card was printed by Kodak in November of 1928. It is an exposure guide for Cine Kodak Model B cameras with the removable variable focus f1.9 lens. All the information is obsolete due to modern film stocks being much more sensitive than in the 1920s. If you want to film with one of these cameras you will need an Neutral Density filter, a light meter with the same ND filter and 100 ISO double sprocket film.
Topics: cine kodak, early cinema, home movies, silent movies
Folkscanomy: A Library of Books
Oct 3, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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This is a book of films scripts published by Eastman Kodak in 1928.  All are fairy tale and children story themed. In 1928 Kodak had their Cine Kodak Model B on the market, their second 16mm camera design, and it's manual suggests using this book to make films with friends and family. Page 6 recommends "How To Make Crepe Paper Costumes" for the fairy tale costumes.  I scanned and upload this booklet right here.  https://archive.org/details/HowToMakeCrepePaperCostumes1925Dennison...
Topics: kodak, cine kodak, motion pictures, early cinema, silent era
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Oct 1, 2016 The Enterprise Optical Manufacturing Company
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This is the instruction book published by Tbhe Enterprise Optical Company for their Motiograph De Luxe 35mm theatre projectors. It was published at the tail end of the silent era, a short time before most of the industry did a complete switch over to sound. There is no publication date to be found anywhere but some of the equipment shown suggests it was published in or shortly after 1927. The retouching done on this manual consisted of sharpening of each page, adjusting highlights and shadows...
Topics: Enterprise Optical Company, early cinema, silent film, cinema history
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Oct 1, 2016 United Projector & Film Company
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A rare and unusual sales booklet advertising 28mm home cinemas.
Topics: silent cinema, home movies, film history, motion pictures
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Jun 23, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Cine Kodak camera advertisement from "The World's Work" magazine, 1924. This is the first ever 16mm camera and was hand cranked. The particular model featured in this ad had a spring wound attachment added. The same year this ad was placed Kodak introduced the smaller and lighter Cine Kodak Model B with a spring motor.  The Cine Kodak was then renamed the Model A.
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Jun 23, 2016 Eastman Kodak Company
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Cine Kodak camera advertisement from "The World's Work" magazine, 1924. This is the first ever 16mm camera and was hand cranked. The particular model featured in this ad had a spring wound attachment added. The same year this ad was placed Kodak introduced the smaller and lighter Cine Kodak Model B with a spring motor.  The Cine Kodak was then renamed the Model A.
Topic: Kodak camera 16mm film silent
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Jun 22, 2016 Dennison Manufacturing Company
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An ad for Dennison's Crepe Paper products from 1906.  From an unknown periodical. See my other uploads for some more Dennison items.
Topic: dennison crafts Crepe paper Napkin Table Setting Decorating Party Dining